ArangoDB 3.2 beta release:
Pluggable Storage Engine with RocksDB, Distributed Graph Processing and a ClusterFoxx

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We’re excited to release today the beta of ArangoDB 3.2. It’s feature rich, well tested and hopefully plenty of fun for all of you. Keen to take it for a spin? Get ArangoDB 3.2 beta here.

With ArangoDB 3.2, we’re introducing the long-awaited pluggable storage engine and its first new citizen, RocksDB from Facebook

  • RocksDB: You can now use as much data in ArangoDB as you can fit on your disk. Plus, you can enjoy performance boosts on writes by having only document-level locks (more info below).
  • Pregel: Furthermore, we implemented distributed graph processing with Pregel for discovering hidden patterns, identify communities and perform in-depth analytics of large graph data sets.
  • ClusterFoxx: Another important upgrade is what we internally and playfully call the ClusterFoxx. The Foxx management internals have been rewritten from the ground up to make sure multi-coordinator cluster setups always keep their services in sync and new coordinators are fully initialised even when all existing coordinators are unavailable.
  • Enterprise: Working with some of our largest customers, we’ve added further security and scalability features to ArangoDB Enterprise like LDAP integration, Encryption at Rest, and the brand new Satellite Collections.

The goal of the whole ArangoDB 3 release cycle has been to scale the multi-model idea to new heights. Getting ‘ready’ for large scale applications is not done overnight and it’s definitely not possible without the help of a strong community. We’d like to invite all of you to lend us a helping hand to make ArangoDB 3.2 the best release ever. Please push this beta to its limits: test it for your use cases and compare the performance of the new features like RocksDB. Let us know on Github any bug that you find. Don’t worry about hurting our feelings: we want to fix any problems.

Join the Beta Bug Hunt Challenge and win a $200 Amazon Gift Card as first prize. You can find more details about this reward program at the end of this post. Read more

ArangoDB Hires Seasoned Software Executives to Run Americas

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Michael Guerra, former MariaDB, Basho and VMWare leader and Ramona Rolando from Oracle join to foster US growth

ArangoDB, the company behind the leading native multi-model database, winner of 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Europe, today announced that Michael Louis Guerra has formally joined as Head of Sales Americas. Mike’s responsibilities will include building a high-performance sales team and a network of partners across the region.

Michael Guerra ArangoDBMike has over 20 years of experience at public, private, as well as venture-backed startups with a particular focus on open source technologies. He’s an accomplished software sales executive with strong leadership, team building, and business development skills. Most recently, Mike was responsible for growing the Western Territory at MariaDB and Basho Technologies. He helped several companies over two decades leading to acquisitions from Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, and VMware.

Ramona Rolando, a seasoned Sales Leader from Oracle and Honeywell, also joins the team to run Inside Sales in the region. Read more

From Zero to Advanced Graph Query Knowledge with ArangoDB

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Thinking about your data as a highly connected set of information is a powerful way to gain insights, solve problems and bring products faster into the hands of your users.

Unlike other databases, relationships take the first priority in graph databases and with ArangoDBs multi-model approach for graphs, documents and key/value pairs you can even switch between models or combine them in a single query.

The graph concept is booming but still new to many. So we invested a few bazillion coffees and some night shifts to come up with a good plan for a Graph Course:

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RocksDB Integration in ArangoDB – FAQs

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The new release of ArangoDB 3.2 is just around the corner and will include some major improvements like distributed graph processing with Pregel or a powerful export tool. But most importantly we integrated Facebook’s RocksDB as the first pluggable storage engine in ArangoDB. With RocksDB you will be able to use as much data in ArangoDB as fits on your disc.

As this is an important change and many questions reached us from the community we wanted to share some answers on the most common questions. Please find them below

Will I be able to go beyond the limit of RAM?

Yes. By defining RocksDB as your storage engine you will be able to work with as much data as fits on your disc.

What is the locking behaviour with RocksDB in ArangoDB?

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ArangoDB wins Red Herring Top 100 Award

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Jury selected ArangoDB out of 1.200 promising companies in Europe and confirms growing importance of native multi-model databases.

ArangoDB, the native multi-model database, announced today it was selected as a winner for
Red Herring Top 100 award for the European business region.

Red Herring Top 100 Europe enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. Winners are selected from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the European Region. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Kakao, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube would change the way we live and work. Read more

ArangoDB Promotes Luca Olivari to President

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Company creates new role to accelerate global expansion

ArangoDB, the company behind the leading native multi-model database, today announced that Luca Olivari has formally joined as President. Luca will work with the founders, board of directors and advisory council to accelerate global expansion.

“It has been a privilege to work with the founders and the rest of the team for a few months as an Advisor and witness first hand how ArangoDB helps enterprise customers to unwind complexity and improve developer productivity,” said Olivari. “As President, I will be focused on building our global customer facing functions, a productive ecosystem and a committed community.” Read more

Webinar: The native multi-model approach and its benefits for developers, architects and DevOps

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Tuesday, May 16th (6PM CEST/12PM ET/ 9AM PT) – Join the webinar here.

This webinar gives a general overview of the multi-model database movement, in particular we will discuss its main advantages and technological benefits from an architect and devops perspective.

Since the first relational databases were invented the needs of companies and the technological possibilities have changed completely. Luca Olivari (recently announced President of ArangoDB) will deep dive into current trends in the database world, how native multi-model databases help companies of all sizes, and walk you through use cases where ArangoDB is beneficial. He will share decades of experience in the field and views on ever-changing needs of developers, companies and customers in the modern times. Read more

Announcing ArangoDB Online Meetup and the Upcoming Webinar

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Today we are glad to announce the start of ArangoDB Online meetup. As our international open-source community is growing with every passing day, we keep getting requests from members around the world on doing a tech meet or a short demo on ArangoDB. Quite a few members have already taken the initiative of presenting at conferences and local meetups – big “thank you” for that! Adding to that effort, it’s high time that we all moved to that one place where we can all connect and everyone has a chance to give/ participate in a talk. And what better way is there to bring us all together than meeting online? Read more